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A former Navy shipmate from over 30 years ago surprised my wife and I with a trip from their house to the Sunrise visitor center. We had two days previous of perfect clear views of the mountain while in downtown Seattle doing normal tourist stops. We were so lucky to have…
Most visitors see Rainier from Paradise, or one of the other southern centers. Because Sunrise stands alone on the east it offers a view of the mountain the others don't. The exhibit area is second only to Paradise in the park, and there is a snack bar to tide you over between…
Smaller museum and gift shop than Paradise, but the location is better as higher up. Ranger very helpful re walk ideas. Big fire roaring away. Some outside work going on at moment but doesn't really affect you. Cloudy day when we went but can imagine view on clear day awesome.
We drove over from staying at Paradise Inn. It is at least 90 min to get there but oh, so pretty. The visitor center has a nice museum and sells a few items. There are 2 pairs of free binocular scope you can use to view the mt. I was, as an adult, able to get my junior ranger…
This is the most beautiful and gorgeous spot of Mount Rainier. The views are breathtaking and breeze at the top is so refreshing.